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Vote now: Who should be SBLive's Minnesota Athlete of the Week? (Nov. 28-Dec. 4)

Here are the candidates for the Minnesota High School Athlete of the Week for Nov. 28 - Dec. 4 as nominated by coaches, fans and readers

Read through the nominees and cast your vote. Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Monday.

If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email varriano34@gmail.com with “MHSAW Nomination” in the subject line.

Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes that receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.


Blake Schultz, New London-Spicer

The sophomore quarterback completed 11-of-14 passes on December 3 for 185 yards and two touchdowns, resulting in a perfect passer rating of 158.3 and a Class 3A title for the Wildcats in a 27-26 win over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton.

Logan Bunker, Elk River

The junior running back and linebacker rushed seven times for 121 yards and a touchdown and added three tackles (two solo) and a sack on defense to lift Elk River over Mankato West, 29-26, for the Class AAAAA Championship, Dec. 3.

James Diaz-Lopez, Simley

The senior defensive back had eight solo tackles, 12 total tackles and an interception in a 34-24 win over Hutchinson on December 2 for the Class 4A championship.

Jacob Anderson, Maple Grove

The senior had three catches for 68 yards and a touchdown, rushed once for 16 yards, had nine total tackles (three solo), a fumble forced and an interception in a 27-10 win over Rosemount for the Class 6A championship December 2.

Owen Riddle, Barnesville

The senior defensive back had five tackles (two solo) and two interceptions in a 35-20 win over Chatfield for the Class 2A championship on Dec. 2.

Kamryn Van Batavia, Luverne

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The senior forward committed to Minnesota State-Mankato had a goal and two assists in a 3-0 win over Marshall on November 29, and she had two goals and two assists in a 6-0 win over Waseca on December 3. Her 15 goals ranks second in the state, according to MNgirlshockeyhub.

Ezra Oien, Owatonna

The senior forward committed to Vermont scored four goals and had two assists in an 8-1 win over Winona on December 1. Her 14 goals are fourth-most in Minnesota.

Ana Jyrkas, Fergus Falls

The junior goaltender stopped all 25 shots on goal over two games on the road this week: a 3-0 win at Thief River Falls on December 2 and a 5-0 win at East Grand Forks on December 3. Her 0.60 goals-against average is fourth-best in the state.

Abby Chamernick, Warroad

The senior defender scored two goals and had three assists in a 10-7 win over Gentry Academy on December 3. Her 13 assists are tied for fifth-most in Minnesota and second-most amongst defenders.

Louie Wehmann, Providence Academy

On December 1, the junior forward scored three goals and added three assists in a 10-2 win at Southwest Christian/Richfield. On December 3, he had two goals and five assists in an 11-3 win over Wadena-Deer Creek. He’s third in the state in points (17) and goals scored (9), and tied for fifth in the state with eight assists.

Patrick Kroski, Luverne

The junior forward assisted on all five goals scored in a 5-3 win at Marshall on Nov. 29, had a goal and an assist in a 2-2 tie against Two Rivers on December 2, and scored four goals and added three assists in an 11-1 win over Waseca on December 3.

Alex Harden, Park of Cottage Grove

The senior goaltender stopped 14-of-17 shots on goal in a 4-3 win over Tartan on December 1, and he made 22 saves on 23 chances in a 3-1 win over Farmington, Dec. 3. His four wins are the most amongst goaltenders in Minnesota.

Brody Butler, Waconia

The sophomore goaltender stopped 29-of-30 shots in a 2-1 win at Brack on November 30. His 0.48 goals-against average and .973 save percentage are the best in the state.